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Injuries have Redskins down to three wide receivers, but team isn’t interested in Dez Bryant

September 10, 2018 at 5:38 PM

Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is still without a team. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

The Washington Redskins largely escaped injuries during their season-opening 24-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, but they did see two players go down: wide receivers Trey Quinn and Cam Sims.

Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that both players were diagnosed with high-ankle sprains, and the team was waiting to find out if surgery would be required for either player.

With Maurice Harris still in the concussion protocol, that leaves the Redskins with just three healthy receivers: Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson.

On Sunday, free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was released this offseason by the Dallas Cowboys, tweeted that the Patriots and Redskins were teams he would like to play for, sparking some public discussion as to whether Bryant could find himself with Washington.

Related: [As Cowboys struggle, Dez Bryant pictures himself with the Patriots or Redskins]

However, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday that the Redskins aren’t interested in signing Bryant.

Gruden said that the team is waiting to see how long all three players — Quinn, Sims and Harris — will be out before making a decision on any possible roster moves. The Redskins currently have two wide receivers on their practice squad in Simmie Cobbs and Darvin Kidsy, either of whom could possibly be brought up to the team’s 53-man roster. The team could also potentially contact veteran wideout Brian Quick, who played 11 games for Washington last season but was released when the team cut down to its final roster before the season.

Read more on the Redskins:

Svrluga: It’s only one game, but this Redskins win allows you to have a little hope

Takeaways from the opener: Season gets off on the right foot

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Kareem Copeland is The Post's Washington Redskins beat writer. He previously covered the Utah Jazz, the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the Green Bay Packers.

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